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Congratulations and Welcome to the School of Education


Welcome to the School of Education!

Congratulations on gaining a place at Durham. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the School of Education. I know I speak for all staff when I say we are looking forward to you joining us.

We are proud of our excellent record of research and teaching. You are joining a vibrant and friendly School committed to supporting your personal development and helping you to be successful in your studies. So welcome to the beautiful city of Durham, our wonderful University, and to the School of Education.

Professor Lynn Newton
Head of School

University student
Well done to every one of you who made it to Durham University! We are pleased to welcome you to our college and university grounds. You are about to join a supportive community of people with a deep interest in various areas of education. I know I speak for all of our students when I say that Durham’s School of Education is a place where everyone's opinion, understanding and viewpoints are valued, and everyone has ideas to contribute. We will be excited to be with you on your journey to academic excellence.

Tereza Jancova
BA Primary Education



Department Information

Our School of Education Student Hub  is a 'one-stop-shop' for everything you need to know about your programme (such as module choices, key departmental contacts, assessment information), as well as details regarding departmental procedures and policies. 

Whether you're an Undergraduate, Postgraduate, or PGCE student, here you'll find all the information you need for your programme.

Next steps

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

Module registration is via our Banner Self-Service facility.
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Your first week in Durham – University Induction Week Events Timetable

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Your Personal Induction Planner
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Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
Durham Cathedral and Framwellgate Bridge over the River Wear

Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.

School of Education

School of Education
Durham University
Leazes Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 8195